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Samsung Galaxy S8 To Have Virtual Home Button With Facial Recognition Attribute And More

First Posted: Mar 18, 2017 10:34 AM EDT
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The long awaited Samsung Galaxy S8 is said to make its first press debut on March 29, 2017. The smartphone will make its first public entry at a press entry at an event in New York City. With just days left from the revealing of its first ever look, the handset has now been involved with a new potential leak. The South Korean tech giant has now been hinted to leave behind its conventional physical home button and adopt a newly evolved virtual version of the same in Galaxy S8.

According to Sammobile, Samsung's display maker subsidy Samsung Display is all set to produce innovative OLED front panels equipped with pressure sensitivity attributes. Also as per latest claims of some insiders, Samsung has designed its Galaxy S8 with a sleek front panel from top to bottom leaving no space for a physical home button. Both of these insights indicate, that the company may be planning to put up a virtual home button on its upcoming stunner with pressure sensitivity. The smartphone will reportedly have a fingerprint sensor at the back panel just beside its rear snapper.

Another potential insight about Samsung Galaxy S8 just came in from Bloomberg. As per the report, Samsung has developed a facial recognition technology for its next handset Galaxy S8, with a focus to slam its biggest rival Apple. The report further suggested that this facial detection technology will accompany with iris and fingerprint recognition for Samsung Pay. It is also hinted by a number of sources that Samsung authorities have been in talks with many major banks to implement such high-level security options for its very own online payment solution.

Further insights suggested that Samsung will also be adding up this pressure sensitivity feature for its Galaxy Note 8 at the last phase of this year only. Notably, Apple has already used pressure sensitivity as "3D Touch" in its iPhone 7 which was also developed by Samsung Display. With these fantastic features, Galaxy S8 is expected to begin a new era in the world of Samsung's smartphones.


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